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Hard News: The perils of political confidence

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  • Leopold, in reply to Russell Brown,

    We're getting into Police Chief Wiggum territory here
    I thought Police could use their discretion...

    Since Jan 2007 • 145 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    *

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11781 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Sacha,

    OK, Sacha, I've been told repeatedly I'm totally out of order expressing any disquiet at the content of Morning Report today. Message received.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11781 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    don't be a drama queen

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16261 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    Loving the irony today. On the one hand, Key is happy to hide behind the law if it can prevent the transcript of the tea tapes from being made public, and on the other he is above the law if he thinks there are some potential votes in it.

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 446 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Just in: police say they will execute a search warrant on Radio NZ today or tomorrow, in pursuit of “unpublished material”, subsequent to the interview with Bradley Ambrose.

    I think this just got WAY out of hand.

    +2.
    Farce is one thing: police raids on the media (RNZ!) quite another. Presumably they’re looking for any scrap of evidence Ambrose knew he was recording the conversation at the time. (They must recognise the impossibility of seizing all copies of the material itself- not raiding HOS or TV3.)
    Do they usually signal this sort of thing? Or is that a way of saying to RNZ: clean up your audio files before tomorrow at dawn?

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I've knocked out a new post about the police demands of Radio NZ.

    It's titled 'Criminalising Journalism', and no, I don't think that title is OTT. This has gone to a bad place.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18503 posts Report Reply

  • PaulC,

    Doesn’t this all really hit on the key issue of this election, with the hive off of the country on the line, 20 year old failed policies, (and politicians – grandpa brashies) and the lack of any integrity, accountability, and reasonability, apparently inherent in our pm

    Auckland • Since Nov 2011 • 19 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Now Boscowan's back in the race, who can keep up with ACT? And how's this for a doozy quote from the Dr:

    "I would certainly be disappointed not to be in there [Parliament]," he said. "But when you contest an election, sometimes you have to accept that you won't win."

    I think that should be never in his case.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2191 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Paul Williams,

    Act really are shuffling those deckchairs

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16261 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Oddily, what I've heard is that Boscowan's regarded as a good operator by most in parliament. What is it with celebrity? Why not reward talent and application? I didn't like Simon Upton, but I respected him...

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2191 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I can't help thinking that Duncan Garner might just be the happiest person in the country right now.

    Yes Duncan has learnt the art of persistence ,I'll give him that but the interview in the domain is not Duncan. Credit where credits due. It was Patrick Gower who interviewed Banks, and that shot at the end where he wonders off alone into the
    sunset, shoulders hunched like a man already accepting defeat. That's priceless.
    Righto off to check the next Post of RB's. Seems the cops are out in force on many news organisations.
    Oh shit already. 87 comments before I get to read it. dammit.:)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    The headless ship of state sails on...
    You think we have problems with a recalcitrant Purser.
    Spare a thought for the sailors aboard the Carrier George H W Bush

    The (US) Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has a messy problem. Since deploying in May, the Norfolk, Va.-based carrier George H.W. Bush has grappled with widespread toilet outages, at times rendering the entire ship without a single working head.

    Read my lips, indeed!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to PaulC,

    20 year old failed policies, (and politicians – grandpa brashies) and the lack of any integrity, accountability, and reasonability, apparently inherent

    in most aspets of life in NZ - the response to Rena, the Pike River revelations, the plight of children, leaky homes, leaky schools, death of snails, the list just goes on and on...............

    Mediocraty Triumphant - that is what this election is about - that and who is getting in the bath with who after 26 Nov

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I didn't think the US named things like warships after living politicians.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4355 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Heyyy, you're on EPSM, Radio Epsom, where Fridays are all about the music.

    We've had a request from a Hilary Calvert to play a special song for her ex-bestie Don. Says he'll know how much it means to them both, and something about revenge, cold dishes, schadenfreude and laughing last that I didn't fully understand (hey! I'm only a radio DJ, yeah?)

    Stay classy Epsom, and don't touch that dial: you know it's your objective self-interest!

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2326 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Condie Rice had an oil tanker..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16261 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Rise of the Avenger...

    I didn't think the US named things like
    warships after living politicians.

    It seems they forgot to consult you, *
    or perhaps they know George HW Bush
    is really one of the living dead...
    ;- )

    *possibly it may be money they don't
    have living politicians on - perhaps they did
    learn at least one thing from the fall of Rome

    ...and I'm sure Northrop Grumman have many millions
    of reasons to be grateful to GHW Bush

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Paul Williams,

    I didn’t like Simon Upton, but I respected him…

    I remember hearing an item on ABC radio at the time of the original MMP referendum, where Australian political pundits discussed events in NZ. One offered the opinion that MMP would probably get up, perhaps for no better reason than that Helen Clark and Simon Upton didn’t like it. NZers, he believed, would take that as an endorsement.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Farce is one thing: police raids on the media (RNZ!) quite another.

    It won't be a raid. Most media organisations have a policy of not releasing their material to the police upon request. Means they can protect sources as much as possible.

    Police will therefore execute a search warrant to force the organisation to release the material. It's very standard. No doors will be getting kicked in.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6147 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    It's very standard. No doors will be getting kicked in.

    Get your point about doors being kicked in. But search warrants for media outlets very standard? I bloody hope not!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    I say again if they take computers away it will seriously undermine the media's ability to report this election, hell just having the cops in at your place of work is very distracting.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,

    If you want to see what the next three years are going to be like - have a look at the National Master Plan and then consider how it is going to affect you set against a background of an economy that is going to contract further:

    http://www.national.org.nz/PDF_General/Economic_Development_Action_Plan.pdf

    I am interested in under Commerce what the long run implications of:

    NZ companies: Require all New Zealand companies to have either one resident director or a local agent.

    We cease to become a nation and become a pool of "renters".

    Also all of the New Policies in Employment Law - thatthey call it Employment Law rahter than Employment Relations - and what will be the impact on working people - ;Starting out Wage/Collective Bargaining/Constructive Dismissal, and FWAs - Flexible Working Arrangements.

    The Head of Fltecheras offered, in a Herald article this week, some pointers to the govt on how to get the economy moving - and although this advice was sound and the right thing to do now - I don't think matters will move in that direction.

    We have and are going to have a government of and one that benefits corporate players.

    It really is eonough to make one want to give up and leave.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to DexterX,

    We have and are going to have a government of and one that benefits corporate players.

    NO SHIT SHERLOCK!

    Welcome to brandishing Key.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Good for you, you are conceding defeat - that will make it easier to adjust.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

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